FANBOY COMICS TO RELEASE ‘THE ARCS’ (AND AN SDCC EXCLUSIVE)
LOS ANGELES, CA – July 2, 2013 – After God has abandoned Earth, the seven Archangels are forced to protect humanity against the rising legions of Hell. Can they pull themselves together to defeat Lucifer and his demons, or are they destined to suffer their own fall from grace?
Fanboy Comics is proud to announce that its latest graphic novel, The Arcs, will be released in November of 2013. In advance of the fall premiere, a free digital preview will be available on the graphic novel’s website, www.thearcscomic.com, starting on Friday, July 12, 2013. The Arcs was written and created by Michael D. Poisson and features artwork by Matt Jacobs (The Boys, Prototype) and lettering by Oceano Ransford (The Molting).
Despite the current controversy that has surrounded the crowdfunding site Kickstarter, it should not be forgotten that there are countless campaigns for high quality (and well intentioned) projects that deserve their chance to meet and/or exceed their fundraising goals. By that same token, there may be projects which have already succeeded in reaching their goals and are in the process of working towards their "stretch goals" due to an overwhelming amount of fan support. With that in mind, I want to bring to your attention The Guns of Shadow Valley.
Throughout the past week, crowdfunding website Kickstarter has faced an onslaught of criticism due to its initial decision not to pull the controversial Above the Game campaign that was running on its website. Above the Game's creators sought to produce a "seduction guide" that was offensive to women; you can read about the project in detail here. Despite Kickstarter's mission to prohibit campaigns that would promote or glorify violence against women and other individuals, the offending project was not immediately pulled, causing readers to demand a remedy from the crowdfunding giant. As of Friday morning, Kickstarter released an official apology for their inaction, stating that they "were wrong," that they had removed the project's campaign page from the site, and that similar "seduction guides" would, moving forward, be banned from the website. Kickstarter also made a $25,000 donation to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network.
Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
Many of you will know hip hop master Adam WarRock from his geek-themed albums, including The Browncoats Mixtape and Watch The Throne (X), as well as songs like "I Can't Stop Watching House of Cards" and "When the Winter Comes." (In addition, you may have heard WarRock's musical stylings if you recently tuned in to Fanboy Comics' weekly podcast, The Fanboy Scoop - Week In Review, as he wrote and performed the new Season 3 theme song!)
The Fanboy Comics staff attended last night's 39th Annual Saturn Awards in Burbank, CA, celebrating the best in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror. Stay tuned to the Fanboy Comics website for lots of interviews and photos from the coolest presenters, nominees, and award winners, including Joss Whedon, Jennifer Lawrence, Clark Gregg, and more!
For now, here is a list of last night's winners! Congratulations to all, and thank you for your contributions to our favorite geek classics!
At the 2013 Saturn Awards, actor Camden Toy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Monster School) talks with Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon about his love of sci-fi and fantasy roles, his favorite demonic role on Buffy, and more.
Indie comic book publisher Inverse Press has been quite busy in 2013, producing titles including The Blind Eye, Clown Town, and Flesh of White. In addition, April of 2013 saw the runaway success of their Kickstarter campaign for Roadkill du Jour, a 4-part series about motorcycles, magic, vengeance, voodoo, and roadkill. Now, Inverse Press has returned to Kickstarter with the hopes of funding the second issue in the series, and they need your help to continue this dark and gritty story!
For those comic book readers in the market for high quality and entertaining all-ages comic books, today is your lucky day! The talented folks at indie comic book publisher WE Comics are working diligently to create a trade paperback of their hit series, How I Spent My Summer Invasion, and they are calling for fans to contribute to their Kickstarter campaign. The hilarious, all-ages comic book series "about three friends who discover a secret hotel for intergalactic alien travelers" will collect five issues into a 130-page, full-color graphic novel, which will undoubtedly delight readers young and old.
The staff of Fanboy Comics is always happy to support independent filmmakers, which is why we wanted to tell our readers about Reunion, a new horror/thriller from the creators at MOnsterworks66. Full of twists and turns, Reunion tells the story of a ghost who tries to reunite his lookalike twin with his mysterious murderer.
In order to bring this film to life, MOnsterworks66 initiated an indiegogo campaign to raise funds for Reunion's production costs. For more information regarding the campaign and the film itself, please see the exciting trailer and the full press release below.
Throughout last week, I posted reviews of Bloomers, a new online sitcom that puts a humorous, heartfelt, and modern spin on life in the big city. I greatly enjoyed making my way through Season 1 and the first two episodes of Season 2, and I recently caught up with the remainder of the second season (in advance of Wednesday’s release of Episode 8). Each episode of Season 2 continues to focus more heavily on individual members of the cast; however, Episode 7 sets up quite a few cliffhangers that will leave viewers counting down the hours until Wednesday, June 19th.